Meaning of “investor” in the English Dictionary

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"investor" in British English

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investornoun [ C ]

uk /ɪnˈves.tər/ us /ɪnˈves.t̬ɚ/

B2 a person who puts money into something in order to make a profit or get an advantage:

A New York investor offered to acquire the company's shares for $13 each.
Small investors (= people who invest only a small amount of money) are hoping that the markets will improve.

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(Definition of “investor” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"investor" in American English

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investornoun [ C ]

us /ɪnˈves·tər/

a person or group of people that puts its money into a business or other organization in order to make a profit:

Many stock-market investors who wanted to sell couldn’t find any buyers.

(Definition of “investor” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"investor" in Business English

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investornoun [ C ]

uk /ɪnˈvestər/ us FINANCE

a person, organization, or country that puts money into something in order to make a profit or receive interest:

an investor in sth The largest investor in the non-manufacturing sector was the UK.
a large/major investor
an institutional/individual/private investor Much of the increase in private investor activity has come through online dealing.

(Definition of “investor” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)